Store shelves are stocked full of all kinds of cleaning supplies, but more and more of these products can also help make your home "green."
"I use all natural products in my home," says Robyn DeVoist, from Lori's Natural Foods in Henrietta, and says she wouldn't use anything else.
"Regular household cleaning products contain synthetic, petroleum based chemicals that are bad for your health, bad for the environment, bad for the groundwater when you flush them out of your home. These are non-toxic, biodegradable products that are from natural ingredients," says DeVoist.
She says they do the job just as well, plus she feels safer. "It's safer for your own personal health, they don't leach fumes into your home that might make you sick."
PDI supply in Rochester also distributes a number of different products. Within their inventory is a line of green cleaning supplies. More and more schools, companies, and hotels are using them.
"Glass cleaners and all purpose cleaners are very popular and going to green versions of those simply means using a product that has a smaller environmental footprint and presents less of a health risk to some of the users," says Patrick Liberti.
A recent survey shows half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 say they are willing to spend more for products labeled organic, environmentally friendly, or fair trade.
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